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By David Kearse

By David Kearse

By David Kearse


Books and screenplays by a former Baltimore Sun journalist/screenwriter are described here, along with discussions of the art and craft of writing and shared experiences between this author and other writers. Performing arts -- TV and film -- are also on the menu.
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'Worth Reading;' A Revewer Rates This Memoir
'Worth Reading;' A Revewer Rates This Memoir
See if this review makes you want to read "Blessed By The Best A Memoir By David Kearse."
05:18
April 28, 2022
Even facing adversity, the writing and marketing must go on
Even facing adversity, the writing and marketing must go on
It's a relaunch for my memoir, "Blessed By the Best," on Monday, with new material, a review or two and new ads.
02:56
April 23, 2022
What goes into a good reviiew?
What goes into a good reviiew?
From reverberating faux pas to writing a good film or other review, all you need to know from a critic (The Baltimore Sun).
05:37
April 14, 2022
'All the Old Knives' Film Review: A Tasty Morsel
'All the Old Knives' Film Review: A Tasty Morsel
Chris Pine and Thandiwe Newton co-star in this spy thriller set in Carmel By the Sea, opening Friday.
04:15
April 07, 2022
Where Do We Go From Here?
Where Do We Go From Here?
Here's a tale of two book publishers -- Apple and Amazon -- and my experience with their competing programs.
03:36
April 03, 2022
Sins of Omission and Commission
Sins of Omission and Commission
Additions, Corrections and Editing Books -- No easy tasks for an "indie" writer and self-publisher. Here the process gets compared with that of newspaper editing, which has more eyes on it than we alone.
04:35
March 26, 2022
How Can We Help? What are Your Needs?
How Can We Help? What are Your Needs?
Instead of considering our own needs, in marketing we must consider the needs of others -- our readers,  editors,  publishers and  producers. It's not enough to advertise these days. We must educate and change the world.
04:07
March 19, 2022
Excerpt from My Relaunching Memoir, 'Blessed By The Best'
Excerpt from My Relaunching Memoir, 'Blessed By The Best'
"A John Dean Story" tells about an encounter with John Dean in a Washongton restaurant during Watergate. "Co-Founding LGBTQ AA in Baltimore" tells the story of the first Gay AA meeting in Balitmore a friend and I started; it mushroomed to an around-the-clock phenom.
04:04
March 13, 2022
Steps To Mareketing Your First Book - Part Two
Steps To Mareketing Your First Book - Part Two
There are many resources out there -- Mailchimp,  Canva and GoDaddy, to name a few -- which ones will work for you?
04:58
March 05, 2022
Marketing Your First Book - Part One
Marketing Your First Book - Part One
Here are some tips I discovered while marketing my first two books -- writing and marketing simultaneously. More to come!
01:57
March 01, 2022
News from The Blacklist
News from The Blacklist
Evaluation from a reader at The Blacklist proves helpful in rewriting a novel and a screenplay.
04:51
February 26, 2022
Fight For Democracy
Fight For Democracy
Creative Writers can pick up their pens (computers, of course) and counter-propagandize all that's bad coming from the Right. Above all, we can urge Democrats and Independents to "throw the bums out" and vote in worthy candidates whose only goal is to serve Democracy. This is the third and last of a series of three on Saving Democracy.
03:54
February 18, 2022
Save the Midterms!
Save the Midterms!
Creative writers enjoy an unparalleled opportunity to save Democracy with the approaching Midterms by propagandizing in favor of our venerable form of government. If the Republicans take over in November, the U.S. could head toward an autocracy, a dictatorship and fascism. Writers can counter all that mess by pointing out the pitfalls and encouraging Democrats and Independents to vote in larger numbers than usual.
05:12
February 12, 2022
Politics in Writing
Politics in Writing
Here is a call to writers for help in protecting democracy. The goal is to wake up the 70 million voters that do not understand what an authoritarian, fascist government could do to end America as we know it. 
04:10
February 03, 2022
Into the Future: New Projects, Yours and Mine
Into the Future: New Projects, Yours and Mine
In this episode, I am inviting you, dear listener and creative writer, to share your thoughts about your own writings and outlining details about my own future projects. So give a listen and submit your questions.
04:06
January 28, 2022
Starting a Third Book, Based on a Screenplay
Starting a Third Book, Based on a Screenplay
With two other books under my writing belt, one a memoir and the other, a novel, this author starts his third literary project, a romantic thriller called "Vesuvio," as a novel. It is based on my prize-winning screenplay, but proves to be a not-so-easy go. One reader was not impressed, while another loved it and grabbed it for his company. Listen all about the conversion-rewrite on this week's prodcast on Anchor.fm and Spotify.
04:32
January 21, 2022
Technical Difficulties
Technical Difficulties
What happens when your computer or printer jams and you can't move? Your next book chapter or screenplay scene waits endlessly while you figure things out. Listen to what I do when I get in a technical abyss. Maybe this podcast will help before you spend too much money.
06:34
January 17, 2022
Why You Should Listen To My Podcast
Why You Should Listen To My Podcast
If you don't know exactly who I am and why you might want to tune in to my podcast, "By David Kearse," on Creative Writing, this episode will tell you. Take a listen now!
03:29
January 07, 2022
Pathway to Journalism -- You Don't Have to Be a 'J' School Grad
Pathway to Journalism -- You Don't Have to Be a 'J' School Grad
In this Creative Writing series, By David Kearse, the writer outlines his pathway to The Baltimore Sun from humble beginnings as a drama student with a radio-TV-film minor. And no journalism school credentials. Now he writes screenplays, a memoir and novels. Listen to how he got here.
05:20
December 31, 2021
Scott Sayre on Writing His Newest Book in the Woods (or Gardens)
Scott Sayre on Writing His Newest Book in the Woods (or Gardens)
David Kearse interviews Scott Sayre on the origins of his latest book. The celebrated author has penned a number of meditative, seasonal cookbooks and is an expert on "Sugar Sensei," based on the ancient Japanese food culture.
25:26
December 19, 2021
'Drumbeats' for a second book
'Drumbeats' for a second book
Okay, we learned about the creation and writing of my first book, "Blessed By the Best, A Memoir By David Kearse, Surviving Addiction: A Spiritual Journey." Today I'm going to tell you how my second book came about -- and it might surprise you. It is what I have called a "Romantic Novel about triumph over terror." It is based on my original spec script, and when it is released, I hope you will understand from this blog how it was crafted. Read on and enjoy! Don't forget to comment. Have you tried this approach, too? "A quoi bon?" as the French might ask.
05:12
December 11, 2021
By David Kearse, Pathway to Publication
By David Kearse, Pathway to Publication
How my first book, a memoir, came about and my introduction into the world of self-publishing, blogs and podcasts.
04:19
December 02, 2021
Hello World!
Hello World!
This episode is also available as a blog post: http://davidkearse.blog/2021/11/27/hello-world/
02:24
November 30, 2021